Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed
Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed

 Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies.

Rosetta spacecraft gets 'go-ahead' to deliver its lander on target comet

 European Space Agency (ESA) has given its conformation to the Rosetta spacecraft mission to deliver its lander, Philae, on the primary site of the target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Don't miss this comet selfie

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has snapped a “selfie” of one of the Rosetta spacecraft’s 16-metre solar arrays, with a comet hovering in the background some 16 km away.

ISS astronauts complete six-hour maintenance spacewalk
ISS astronauts complete six-hour maintenance spacewalk

 In a six-hour long spacewalk, astronauts Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency have successfully relocated a failed cooling pump and conducted other equipment repairs and maintenance work outside the International Space Station (ISS).

First comet landing site to be revealed
First comet landing site to be revealed

The European Space Agency (ESA) has planned to reveal the site selected for the first landing of a comet this week.

Europe readies 'space plane' for sub-orbital test flight

The European Space Agency today put the final touches to its first-ever "space plane" before blasting it into sub-orbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle.

Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth
Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth

The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.

EU to launch Galileo satellites

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that its Galileo satellites are scheduled to be launched Friday.

Europe`s Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet 67P

European Space Agency`s spacecraft Rosetta on Wednesday made history in space as it caught up with a comet on its journey around the sun.

Three NASA science instruments aboard NASA`s comet probe begin sending data

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency`s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on its nucleus, are beginning observations and sending science data back to Earth.

ESA satellite to remove space junk

A new European mission aims to rendezvous a satellite with the hazardous space debris to render it harmless by netting it like fish.

Russia rebuffs US on extending life of space station

Russia has no intention of prolonging the use of the International Space Station after 2020, as the US is proposing, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin said here Tuesday.

Soon, `touchy-feely` joystick to remotely control robots from space

A new system inside the European Space Agency`s next ship heading to the International Space Station is going to remotely control robots from space with particular emphasis placed on haptic feedback.

Three quarters of universe made up of mysterious dark energy, say cosmologists

Cosmologists believe that some three quarters of the universe are made up of a mysterious dark energy which would explain its accelerated expansion.

Space debris can make future space missions impossible

There may soon be so much debris in orbit around the Earth that future space missions could become impossible, scientists have warned.

Fast-moving pulsar firing record-breaking jet spotted

NASA`s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted a fast-moving pulsar escaping from a supernova remnant while spewing out a record-breaking jet of high-energy particles.

Four new galaxy clusters discovered

Scientists have discovered four new galaxy clusters, each potentially containing thousands of individual galaxies, some 10 billion light years from Earth.

Dramatic thinning of Arctic lake ice cuts winter season short by 24 days

Researchers have revealed that Arctic lakes have been freezing up later in the year and thawing earlier, which is creating a winter ice season about 24 days shorter than was in 1950.

Rosetta spacecraft wakes up after 31-month hiatus

Rosetta, the comet-chasing space probe launched by the European Space Agency a decade ago, has woken up from a 31-month long hibernation.

Comet-chasing Rosetta spacecraft wakes up from slumber, signals Earth

The mission is different from NASA`s Deep Impact, a spacecraft that fired a projectile into a comet in 2005 so scientists could study the resulting plume of matter.